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Sandy Navas
February 23rd, 2014, 11:25 AM
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Just exactly how I feel today.

Does anyone know where I can get a good deal on a human energy charger? AC/DC - doesn't matter.

Meli
February 23rd, 2014, 11:28 AM
right there with you, Sandy, wishing I could spend the day in bed. Sadly, I've got things happening all day. Church at nine, visiting a friend at 1, picking my nephew up from work at 3, and DH wants artichokes for dinner. Which means I have to make dinner. When is nap time? When is ME time? And where the heck did the weekend go?

ilive2craft2
February 23rd, 2014, 11:36 AM
I wish there was a way to recharge just by plugging something in - I could get so much more stuff done!

One of the things that recharges me is to play with kids - I mean really play - dance with them, swing them around, play what they are playing. It totally takes me away from myself - something about their giggles just resets me somehow. My niece and nephew came out to the bowling alley last night (as well as their parents) and my nephew was having so much fun running with the other kids and my niece had the giggles every time I had her - we danced, we twirled, etc. I was so tired before they got there, but I got a second wind as soon as they got there.

Other things that recharge me are a quiet house, time to myself, time in my sewing room, learning something new.......

Granny Judy
February 23rd, 2014, 11:38 AM
I am glad to be getting out and about. Cabin fever here and I'm so darn restless.. Like a caged animal. Having lunch with the "other" MIL as it is her birthday!! I wish I could box up some of my energy and send it to ya, Sandy. But then I'd be looking for some to get thru the day.. Sorry!

pcbatiks
February 23rd, 2014, 11:41 AM
Sandy.....if you find a human energy charger.........pick up one for all of us! I know I need one!

CraftyBarb
February 23rd, 2014, 11:55 AM
Getting out in the sun recharges me. Today it's rest day for the most part. Maybe will do some sewing later. At noon it's the start of the Daytona 500 so I will be glued to the TV.

EnumclawGramma
February 23rd, 2014, 11:56 AM
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That's my motto and I'm stickin' to it! It's gonna be grey day here and I've got so much to do it's not funny. Winter break all last week did nothing for the condition of my house and it's drivin' me nuts! (and it doesn't have too far to go!)

Jean Sewing Machine
February 23rd, 2014, 12:14 PM
I lazed around most of the day yesterday. So I got up early, and before my energy wore off, I bound my Xs and Os quilt. Now I'm trying to figure out how to lay out my Sochi Inspired quilt.

No sun here today to recharge the batteries. Guess I have to rely on caffeine and sugar!

BobW
February 23rd, 2014, 12:15 PM
Wouldn't that be a great item to find. I could use a good charge. I'll probably not get to much done today. I do need to do some laundry and will probably sew some while I'm working on that.

MayinJerset
February 23rd, 2014, 12:29 PM
I had cabin fever too and since yesterday was a warmish sunny day yesterday I had no problem attending our Pillowcase Sew In at our guild. Was surprised that a few guild members showed up in addition of our pillowcase team, guess they had cabin fever too.

Since snow is predicted on Tuesday and Wednesday DH and I going out for the afternoon while the going is good. Wanted to visit my sisters in Brooklyn but there is no place to park as there is still lots of snow piled up along the curbs. We'll might go to IKEA to shop a bit and have some Swedish Meatballs for lunch. No problem as I don't have to cook today.

Ginny B
February 23rd, 2014, 12:48 PM
I have some energy this morning. Don't know how long it will last though. I was up at 5:30 -- took the granddog out, made myself a cup of tea and then I headed back upstairs and read for a while. Wound up dozing off for a bit but was back up before 8. I've got my cheese filling all mixed up and ready to go into the shells (stuffed shells for dinner) and then I may bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies and then finish the binding on the tablerunner I did yesterday. I am not sure what else I will work on today -- maybe I'll just sit at my frame and work on finishing my Feb. UFO while watching tv with dh. (as long as he is not watching something too "action-packed")

May, you are so right about the parking in Brooklyn. I went in yesterday to pick up my son and Booda and luckily I got a spot across the street from the house. But there are still a lot of snow piles. And on top of that, Con Ed was working on the block so they were taking up a lot of parking spaces with their trucks.

Well, I'd better get going before my energy leaves me. Have a wonderful day everyone.

Bubby
February 23rd, 2014, 01:12 PM
Hi Everyone,

It was a warm day here yesterday. We worked in Cuba all day getting two units ready to rent. I got one done but we have to repaint the other and replace some damaged doors and carpet. It's cold and windy today and the forecast for the next week is not encouraging.

I've been making applesauce all day. The house smells wonderful. Don't ask me why, I just got a wild hair. We are really low on the last batch and I hate to run out. I think this is the first time the Girls ever smelled applesauce cooking. I gave them a taste and they cried for more.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

rebeccas-sewing
February 23rd, 2014, 01:46 PM
Rain in the forecast later this week! Just praying we get that much needed water level up. Homemade applesauce sounds wonderful. My husband's grandma used to make the most delicious chunky applesauce. We've got the recipe but we've only made it once when we first married. Apples by the bushel were cheap in Pennsylvania. We made lots of jars of it and canned it as she used to do. With the price of apples these days I don't think we'll ever make it again. Too bad.

Lissau
February 23rd, 2014, 02:08 PM
Sandy whilst your looking for the human energy recharger can you please find a knee fixer upper ..its 4am here and here l sit in really bad pain.. trying really hard not to cry ..l'm so dam tired but l cant sleep ..luckily the closing ceremony for the Olympics is on

auntiemern
February 23rd, 2014, 02:39 PM
Awe hun. I wish there were anything I could do to get your energy up. I think you just need a break from all the hustle and bustle that your house is in. Why don't you and Al, go out for the day. Take in a movie, go out to eat. Walk around a park, go to a museum. In other words...go do something to get you out of the house, and the craziness it sometimes is. Before you go, leave a list of chores you want finished before you get home.

Cathy F
February 23rd, 2014, 03:55 PM
Sandy when you find where you get them let me know I sure can use one. I've been down for the count with bronchitis going on two weeks now, the only thing I have energy to do is sleep and more sleep!

toggpine
February 23rd, 2014, 04:13 PM
I finally went to bed about 4:30. Em had a nightmare while I was up reading, so she got a few cuddles to make it better.

I'll fix us something to eat and finish off the book. I'd love to have some doughnuts with gooey frosting & sprinkles, but since we don't have any, I guess Honey Nut Cheerios will have to do.
Hubby is out at the gun show with one of his buddies. Have fun boys! He'll probably be home after lunch.

Once I finish my last few chapters of my book, I'll finish Em's new curtains and make an attempt at a chair cushion for her desk chair. Not quilting, but still sewing !

You all have a good day and find something to smile about!
Hugs, Cathy

redcaboose1717
February 23rd, 2014, 04:48 PM
Hmmmm I feel the same way. With a chronic illness, I am always tired it seems. There is never any "Me" time...unless I make a point to do something. Most of the time "ME" time is sewing, or paper crafting.
Like today, Church at 8, subbing for Bible School this AM, visiting with a couple of shut-ins at 1 pm. I need to get on the move and go to the grocery store. It's cold here, and DH says he isn't moving .....which means I have to run the errands myself. Then after going to the store, it's come home, unpack the groceries, put them away, start dinner, and then start some laundry that I should have done Friday......
I wish I had the energy I had in my 20-30's ....Oh My! I could clean the entire house in one day, run errands for my mom's small business, work 10 hours a day etc....not now though.....

Oh Well, maybe tomorrow will be a better day....I sometimes think we just put too much on our plates......( and I am someone that has a hard time saying no )

BellasQuilts
February 23rd, 2014, 05:20 PM
Sandy, do what my mom used to do: she would get a hotel room in town and not answer the phone all weekend. She would take a bubble bath, watch old movies, etc. and not talk to a soul. That was how she would recharge!

Sandy Navas
February 23rd, 2014, 09:24 PM
Sandy, do what my mom used to do: she would get a hotel room in town and not answer the phone all weekend. She would take a bubble bath, watch old movies, etc. and not talk to a soul. That was how she would recharge!

Do I have to take Al with me, or can I invite the cute bellboy to carry my baggage?

I like this idea.

Sandy Navas
February 23rd, 2014, 09:27 PM
Okay, enough fun and games. I did manage to get to the sewing room and do a very intense (45,000 + stitches) embroidery which was later turned into a bag for the girls to carry their missals back and forth to mass.

Which brings up a question - I did a box bottom which implies that the side pieces fold in upon themselves. But, with the weight of the books the sides are gaping out. How do I prevent this? Do I put an elastic loop and a button to hold the ends closed? Is any of this making any sense?

I'll see everyone in a week or so - off to make reservations at the Stony Creek Lodge.

Hulamoon
February 23rd, 2014, 09:46 PM
I found no charger at my house. It's been a monsoon here and I had to take care of dd's doggie. I love him but walking him in the muddy grass I could do without, he's huge and walks me. I won't tell dd that the only time he was happy was sleeping on the couch with me. lol

Barb have you ever done apple sauce in a slow cooker? I saw a recipe somewhere and wondered about that.

Sandy I'm working on a design that is giving me such a head ache. It was buckling so much. I changed the interfacing like three times and finally changed the fabric. I'm on my sixth try. I even contacted EL to see If I could get a different size. Nice responces but no luck.

So about the bags. We have to use our own bags here for shopping (became a law) and a lot of them come with an insert for the bottom. I have seen somewhere if you use plastic canvas and cover it, it will make the bottom flat. Cheap and easy and not cardboard.

Sandy Navas
February 24th, 2014, 12:23 AM
Lorie, that is great, but I'll post pictures tomorrow of the problem - the bottom actually is pretty solid as it is. It's near the very top where the sides should fold in that are giving me fits. NOTE TO SELF: CAMERA needed in the sewing room.